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SAX FRAXCISCO, TUESDAY,/ FEBRUARY 10, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Continued on Page 2/ Column 4. v CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 9.-The'plan for the reforms in Macedonia whlchthe Russian knd Austrian embas tHen will. present to the Porte this week, is .understood to contain no proposal <i/ a •political character, both Austria and rAis f^ia desiring the maintenance of the status quo.- Th« scheme simply proposed pallia tive administrative measures. Text, of the Joint Demands. Earthquake Shocks in Mexico. SAN LtlglpB GUERRERO. Mexico, Feb.- 0.— Several - shocks of earthquake, accompanied' by subterranean ' noises. \.ere cxDerienccd here to-day. • LONDON*. Feb. 10.— According to a dis patch from Rome to the Exchange Tele graph Company, the Italian Government has demanded an indemnity from' the Porte.. under the threat of a naval demon stration, for an outrage committed upon an Italian subject named Fablani. Fablani alleges that the grossest indignities were inflicted upon him by the . Turkish jjen darmesat Prevcsa. --a Turkish seaport In Albania. . -James Brice. x M. P.. speaking at Aber deen .to-night, referred to the Macedonian danger as beintr real and near. The Gov ernment; he said, ought to exert Its ut most* influence in pressing reforms on Turkey so ,as' to avert. If npsslhte, a Eu lopean conflagration. Demands Satisfaction of Turkey for V Outrage Upon a Subject. ITALY MAKES A THBEAT. The Senate, committee, , to . which was referred- l£mmohs' • .resolution upon the same subject/ will report Jin ; favor of the inquiry. There: was armee'tins of the com mittee this "afternoon", and Jit; was decided that an' Investigation should' be". held In San Francisco" next Saturday. '.Thcimem bers of the'commlttee are Senators AVelch,* Knowland;'- Frejuch.. Williams, Byrnes, Bunkers, Plunkctt and ; Emnions. The lat- Chairman ' Bolsson. .to-night ordered a meetingr of the ; committee at A p'ciock-to morrow afternoon, i'when the resolution* introduced ; tb-day 5 by "Roirey of Eureka will be considered. : : The Pilot Commis sioners in San'Francisc'o. have been asked to be. oresent.'^V '¦';-. -. • .- ¦ -, terlng of /pilots' licenses,.' a state of affairs >;,made clear to, the mem bers of the. ! legislature '; by The Call's story which exposed the criminal prac tices, the Senatej.and Asspmbly Commits tees on Cpmniercef and ,Na.vjjjation; have decided on -the' preliminary - investigaflon of the charjjes.-*.-' •-'• t ¦ ¦. . . ¦y-ALL HBApQUARTERS; SAC df ''KAMENTO. Keb. •».— Fir«<l B with: a " realizing sense of the HL tremendous seriousness of con- <llti<;ns which pormit the,bar- Special • Dispatch to The Call NE\V< YORK, Feb. 5>.-Rev. Dr. J.' H. Buckley/editor of the Christian Advocate of this city, caused a sensation at a meet ing of .Methodist preachers here to-day. The previous 'speaker, p. D. Thompson, tiditor of the. Northwestern Christian Ad vocate of Chicago, had spoken in a most enthusiastic way, declaring that there had been a million and a half converts made by. the Methodist. church in the last four years.'. Dr. ;> BuckIey disputed the ac curacy of 'these figures. He declared that statistics -showed -that Mcthodistism w«3 actually declining, in some ofuhe 'Eastern conferences at any rate. He' believed la looking at the facts and he declared it was a grievous mistake to take an over optimistic, view. His statement's were ve hemently opposed by the other members of the meeting- Dr. Buckley made several short answer's to the attacks made upon him. ¦ ¦ • ¦¦¦ .. "CTj.- Disputes^. Ac Accuracy of Statistics Showing That the Creed. Is' Dypandingf. METHODIST CLERGYMAN • CAUSES A SENSATION Inspector • Harris and one man were killed and two other' men of the con stabulary wounded. The enemy left fif teen ' dead aril three wounded on the Inspector Harris' hom,p is at Atlanta. The body of Insurgents formed the main force 'of the irreconcilable General S»n Miguel. The" constabulary were divided into, t^rce detachments. " which w«r«> scouting in the MaHcfuina VaHey. TN? detachment commanded by Inspector Harris came upon the enemy, who wer^j in a strongly intrenched . position. In spector Harris fell at the. fim volley, being hit five times. The detachment of constabulary, although outnumbered, heirf its uosition' until. Inspector Keithly. with the main force, arrived, when tho cnenir were put to rout. Their headquarter* were CBDtured and burnetl ami the con stabulary seized the records of Genera! San Uigtiei, \vh<» claims that he succeed ed to the command of the insurrection ary forces Tvhrn tho othrr sreneral* aur- Xendcred. He has only a handful of men "under him and his operations rvave been of no conscoucnce. .¦ The wounded Americans are all In a arctarlous condUiyo. t MANILA, Feb. 9.— A force of 1<V» con* ¦•tabulary. under Inspector Kclthly. yes terday defeated a body of 20« insurgent.! near . Marinuina. a ¦ small town ncven miles from Manila City, after a severs Comrnittee Is Quick to Action. Constabulary Gain Vic tory in Hard-Fought •Engagement. His Signature on the .Telegrams to Senators. Ca/i's Expose Creates a Fiiror. NATIVE FORCE OFFERS BATTLE NEAR MANILA ROCKEFELLER'S SON THE MAN WITH THE PEN persons - eoxspicrous in THE. STORY OF. 1 THE ' PILOT COMMISSION* SENSATION*. . The GauloLi thinks the Importance of liu- Sultan's preparations has been much exaggerated,' but they are significant a? an alarming Indication of his Intentions. ¦ The Eclair says there need be no alarm ovrr- Turkey's warlike preparations. Nev ertheless the agreement arrived at be tween the Austrian and Russian govern ments should be put into effect. All that is necessary is for the representatives of !the. powers at Constantinople to Insist tnat the reforms are carried out. The Sultan 4* not blind enough* to plunge Into war with Austria and Russia. The .imperial- .Government is. anxious rfor peace and measures will continue to.be taken for tfte preservation of order and to ¦- aid the troops composing the" 'Second and Third army corps. Beyond the re liilorcements made necessary by the reor ganization of the gendarmerie force In conformity wiih recent imperial edicts no t»f?h dispatch of troop" is contemplated, so lung as order continues to reign. ;"The Turkish High Commissioner at So fia has called on M. Daneff. the- Bulgar ian Prfmier, to protest against the state ments made by M. Sarafof. the Bulgarian Xlinisjer of Finance and former president of" the Macedonian committee during his i«»cent .visit to -Paris." Bowen has made it plain to the allies 1 representatives that he is willing to con sider any reasonable requests they ma; udvunee. but that he will not yleld"to the .xtent of signing the present German a»d Italian protocols." Published reports that Germany included in her protocol a de mand for an:Epology from President Cas tro or his resignation is news to Bowen and, of course, would not be considered. V">E ; h«» cannot subscribe to. TTntil their protocols are relieved of these objection able demands. Bowen says they must re main unsigned. He. contends that Ger r.ar.y and- Italy are insisting on prefer ential treatment, a question which they, agree in" their protocols shall go to The Hague. It is the firm opinion of both'the Italian Embfssador and the German Min- J:ler that the insertion i/i their protocols of these demands is the result of a' se rious misunderBtandins: 'on the part : of their Foreign Offices of certain "phases of the negotiations, which were supposed to have been settled. They are using every effort to have this misunderstanding cjfartd up and have informed Bowen that they hope to submit their conventions to him Jn a few days. ; The dispatch does not state, the number bf ; tr'ocps being prepared, but: advlcea from other'source.." say that between 250,000 and S00;000 poldiers are', ready. That -Turkey expects- the "beginning 'of the campaign Rtion, the dispatch- saye, is shown by the extraordinary activity displayed by j the' Sultan's /generals. The -official;" denial niade by Turkey yesterday 'was , received from Constantinople by. all the, foreign embassies ¦' to-day. It was as follows: .. *:Thfc". Porte ofllcially denies that any or der for the mobilization of troops has been Issued "by the Minister, of -War. . f "Tin:. greatest efforts are being made. to maintain order In 'the- vilayet's of ..Euro pean Turkey, where everything' is quiet.' .PARIS.- Feb. 9,-Despite the, denial by Turkey of the report that orders for the xnobilizing'.of > troops have' been issued, a dispatch -from Sofia, to .-the Figaro con firms the report and declares that the Sul- t t;iu .is, mobilizing j his armies and'is'pre wiring for--active service in Macedonia... i Making: Denials. Continues War Preparations While PORTES DOUBLE DEALING. VIENNA; Feb. tf-rlt is asserted here that Bulgaria is determined to invade Turkey in the event of .an insurrection in Macedonia and that the Macedonian ele ment in Bulgaria is so strong that noth ing can 'prevail against it. Preparations for a great rising are proceeding openly. Four, hundred officers tn the .Bulgarian army are asking for a prolonged leave, which will not be refused, in order to as sist the rising in Macedonia. ' It is reiter ated that seven -bands, . aggregating &Wt men, already have been formed. The bands will spread throughout Mace donia." un'der darlru? leaders, and'' It la cal culated that they soon will be reinforced a hundred-fold. The unusually mild weather now pre vailingin the Balkans' is held. to favor an- early outbreak, the only, difficulty be ing the lack'of funds, which It Is intended to overcome by the forcible levy of a.pa triotic tax on Macedonians. It is further asserted that if Bulgaria is unsuccessful she Is nssured of Russian support. SOFIA. Feb. 9.— Having received of ficial information regarding. Tur key's decision to mobilize two army corps at Adrianople and Monasiir. the Bulgarian Govern ment to-day addressed representa tions to the- powers invoking their good offices at Constantinople to procure .the cessation of the Turkish military prepara tions. . • Continued on Page 2, ColumnT^ • Special LMrpalch to The Call. CALL BUREAU, VM G STREET. N. IV.. \S ASHINGTON, FeV ».— Leader» of Sciwle ¦nho are reported to have re ¦ •]\.(] tr!.>grain!' signed "John D. Rocke ' asking them to ure their influence '» Act '< nx the publicity feature ol the I( 'P .irtniei:! of Commerce bill, breathed ¦-i^ r h of r< ikf to-day for the.fim time. > r 'r fear hed been that some Democrat L'ould: "ffor- a resolution asking for an ¦-•->• Ration of the efforts tu coerce While ihr drnials of the Senator* who «!ieved t<, havp reeelv«4 lettr-rs and urJesra&uj from Rockefeller and 'others ' la noticed here that no de rial? havr come finm the men who are !» Sieved to have soni them ' In administration circles; no doubt v.hauver is U-h about the authenticity of «hc telccra^v. - It is 5aJd by a person of lug;, position in consre S 5 that meaage, retarding the opposition of the Standard oil fompanv ! to -he legislation in quiitlon -<vere re' 1Pivrd b >" Senator.. bo ari n K th , p , &na . lure* of '11. Ii. Roger,." .. Jonn D . Ilockcfellcr Jr. and "Walter Jer.ning, " Some of these wore telecrams „„,, some were letter. It is also said that a' least <il?ht Senators ¦ received letters and tele- TEXT OF ONE TELEGRAM. One man. who -Is Jib^olutcly reliable was found to-day who admitted that he J WASHINGTON". Feb. J.-Athough Sir'. | P.own and the other negotiators are ; Hos-cly guarding the- provisions of the j several protocols. It is understood to ! iiijjbt thnt the demands which are kmwn to exist in the German and Italian agree ment*, as they are at present drafted. 1 y.hich Bowen cannot agree to, call for an ¦ inn cased payment by Venezuela prior to the handing down of The Hague's de cision regarding the allies' contention for preferential consideration in the settle ment of their claims. It I? reported that Germany asks that she receive, in addi tion to the S27.5OU cash that Bowen has npretd to pay, a certain percentage «;f the customs receipts until the remainder of the $40,000 demanded in the original ul lirr.atum addressed by Germany to Presi dent Castro last autumn is paid. Italy, It is believed, is insisting/ on a similar demand, though the amount asked for Jn her ultimatum was more than $500, om.'. Both Germany and Italy suggest that thfo money be paid in monthly install ments out of the customs duties! but even ur.der this arrangement it would require ci«lit months for the payment of the en tiie sum. .*•¦ • It is the principle, however, to: which Bowen so strongly objects and which he ha? informed the German and Italian eh- GERMANY MAKING TROUBLE Berlin. Government and Italy Block ' Peace Negotiations. CARACAS." Feb. ?.— A force' of 2000 men. with fifty horses. . and ;lw*o gruns. under the command "of Min ister of War General Ferrera. left Cararas this morning In the direction of the seaport Lilgue | rote. fifty-five miles east of taracas. The ob Jed of the expedition is to at • tack a body of.loOO revolutionists und^r | General Monagas. who -is- reported to Lk> j too feeble to attack the Government j forces, but strong enough to devastate ] the district around Rio .Chieo. province ! of Miranda, flxty miles southeast of I I'araca?, and daily enter and pillage the ¦ town. »•"*¦ Kven ardent revolutionist?" neem to j recognize that President Castro is master ' of the situation. The Government troops captured the town of Guatira at i<obn and are now , marching on Rio Chicol " PARIS. Feb. # 10.— The correspondent of j the Matin at Caracas pays that Guatira | was« captured by. the Government troops • after two hours' fighting. Gives Aid to Macedonians While Appealing to ; .the. Powers to Put ;• a; Check Upon the Sul ; tans Preparations lor^he Inevitable Conflict CASTRO SENDS AN ARMY TO ENGAGE THE REBELS I Two Thousand Men, With Two Guns, Capture the \ Town of Cuatire and Move on to Give Battle to ! the Revolutionary Force of General Monagas BULGARIA MAKES READY FOR INVASION OF TURKEY ¥1/ .///:/?/:.'/.!>, The newspapers of the State of California have published to the world that the Pilot Commissioners of the port of San Frai\cisco have accepted large sums of money' for the appointment of pilots for. the port of rV Francisco;- and \ •¦ *' ¦' .',:' .11 herca's, Tlic San Francisco Call, a nezespaper printed and published in the city of San Francisco, assc-rts that it can and is ready and willing to prove said charges; therefore, be it Resolved, That the Speaker of the Assembly appoint a committee of five who shall- within ten days 'from the -date of its appointjneni proceed to investigate' said charges, and any other matters in connection with said lard of Pilot Commissioners, in the interests of the people of the State of California, that need investigation, and to report in not less than fifteen days from the date of appointment of said committee to this Assembly. Pe it Resolved, That the said committee hair power to issue summons and to require the attendance of witnesses, take and. hear, evidence, require the production of anx and all papers, books and public records or other art t s and to hold sittings at such times and places as may be necessary, and to exercise all such powers as usually belong to committees of investigation created and appointed by this Assembly, and all such powers as arc necessary or •expedient to carry out the purposes and objects of said committee. Be it further - v RfSptefd. That said committee be allowed a stenographer and sergeant at arms from the attaches of this 'Assembly for' the purpose of making sai'd investigation.— Resolutions introducedby Assemblyman Rollex of Eu reka upon winch rs based the ordered investigation into charges that pilots' licenses are bartered. • • LEGISLATORS WILL INVESTIGATE CORRUPTION IN PILOT COMMISSION The San Francisco Call.